Date: Mon 23 Aug 2010

Current Journal Contents Vol 7, no 7 September 2010

Included in this issue are references from: Golf Business Development July-August 2010, Golf Club Management July 2010, Golf Club Secretary August 2010, Golf Course Architecture July 2010, Golf Management Europe July 2010, Golf Range News July & August 2010, Greenkeeper International August 2010, Greenkeeping July & August 2010, and STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management (Formerly International Turfgrass Bulletin) July 2010; and online sources: Golf Business News and Golf Inc. Summer 2010.

Architects

The Pioneer - Remembering Arthur Jack Snyder.
Author: Forrest Richardson
A profile of Arthur Jack Snyder who played a key role I n developing golf in Hawaii.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 20-27

An audience with the king )Arnold Palmer).
Author: Toby Ingleton
An interview with Arnold Palmer about golf design, China, St Andrews and Pebble Beach.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 42-45

The educator (Geoffrey Cornish).
Author: Pete Gazelo
Geoffrey Cornish is a living connection to golf's Golden Age. A look at his legacy.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 46-47

Architecture

Lost hole (Royal St Georges' Maiden).
Today, Royal St Georges' Maiden is a classic short hole on one of Britain's grandest links. But it used to be a very different and more intimidating.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Page: 29

Renovate and restore.
Author: Michelle Weyenberg
Renovation work continues to grow, fuelled by a host of golf courses that are reaching the breaking age with issues like drainage and bunkers.
Golf Inc, Summer 2010. Pages: 36-45
www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/golfinc_2010summer/#/36

Courses

St Endoc: one of the finest coastal courses in the UK.
Author:
Profile of St Enodoc Golf Club, Cornwall, UK, which has a course designed by James Braid in 1900.
Golf Range News, July 2010. Pages: 4-9

Southern Valley Golf Club.
Author: Colin Victor
Spotting a gap in the the market for quality pay-and-play facilities, the Kent club has embarked on a programme of course and clubhouse development.
Golf Club Management, July 2010. Pages: 54-55

Tale of the tower.
Author: Jeremy Pern
The author recalls the events of February 2003, huis first visit to the site that would become Toya Golf Club in Wroclaw, Poland
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Page: 53

The Scandinavian Golf Club, Farum, Denmark.
Author: Adam Lawrence
The Robert Trent Jones II team has turned a former military base into an ultra high-end golf club.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 56-59

Eléa Golf Club, Paphos, Cyprus.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Faldo Design's new course in Cyprus will open this autumn.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 60-63

A gamble pays off (Donaghadee Golf Club).
Author: Scott MacCallum
Donaghadee Golf Club appointed a new course to turn around its fotunes. The course is now in superb condition with an extensive bunker programme nearing completion.
Greenkeeper International, August 2010. Pages: 17-20

Blown away by St Andrews.
Author: Scott MacCallum
The BIGGA Open Support Team proved its worth at St Andrews this year when poor weather hit.
Greenkeeper International, August 2010. Pages: 22-27

House of possibilities (Meldrum House).
Author: Mark Alexander
Profile of Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Hourse, recenty redeveloped and about to host the Northern Open Championship on its 18 hole course.
Golf Management Europe, Issue 73, July 2010. Pages: 19-21
www.meldrumhouse.com

British inspiration helps create french masterpiece (Les Aisses).
Author: Ellie Tait
Les Aisses Golf in France is soon to complete a major renovation project which started back in 2006.
Golf Management Europe, Issue 73, July 2010. Pages: 36-37
www.aissesgolf.com

Cretingham Golf Club.
Profile of Cretingham Golf Club, Suffolf, England.
Golf Range News, August 2010. Pages: 26-29

Environment

Central park (ecology).
Author: Keith Duff.
Drawing on guidance from The R&A/RSPB book on birds and golf courses, the author looks a parkland courses.
Golf Club Management, July 2010. Pages: 58-61

Waste watchers (environmental protection).
Author: English Golf Union
Golf courses can reduce their carbon footprint with help from the EGU's Carbon Calculator.
Greenkeeping, July 2010. Pages: 30-31
www.englishgolfunion.org/showpage.asp?code=0001000100010002

Sent to Coventry (environmental protection).
Author: Nat Sylvester
Coventry Golf Club's course manager - who is also a professional golfer - is so eco-friendly that his club is set to be certified by the GEO in less thatn two years.
Greenkeeping, July 2010. Page: 32

Golf as a tool for city planning.
Author: Robert Berthet
Golf courses can play an important role in urban renewal projects.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Page: 31

Showing the green way.
Author: Jim Cook
Golf courses are far from being the habitat destroying, carbon churning beasts they are sometimes perceived. New eco-friendly technologies that not only boost a club's environmental credentials, but also help reduce running costs, are widespread.
Greenkeeper International, August 2010. Pages: 28-33

Eight years on... (the EGU Environmental Advisory Service).
Author: Bob Taylor
The English Golf Environemental Advisory Scheme (EGEAS) was set up by the EGU in 2002 to raise awareness of the benefits of good environmental and ecological practices to their affiliate clubs.
Greenkeeper International, August 2010. Pages: 38-41

Wild about heather.
Author: Mike Beardall
Heather regeneration and biodiversity have been passions for Head Greenkeeper John Shepherd since he first encountered Piltdown GC's heathland golf course in 1981.
Greenkeeper International, August 2010. Pages: 46-47

Wheels of fortune.
Author: Colin Victor
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales has improved its soil and protected its turf - on areas used by golfers walking between holes - by using rubber crumb made from thousands of used tyres
Greenkeeping, August 2010. Pages: 10-13

Central park.
Author: Keith Duff
Continuing his series of articles on how to make golf courses more attractive to birds, drawing on guidance from The R&A/RSPB book on birds and golf courses. In this article he analyses what parkland courses can do.
Greenkeeping, August 2010. Pages: 37-39

Coming out in the wash.
Author: Jane Carley
Strict legislation is ensuring that golf clubs utilise waste water systems, but there are many different products on the market. Plus Buyer's Guide.
Greenkeeping, August 2010. Pages: 40-42

Golf - the Game

Ball tampering - is it time we limited advances in golf equipment?
Author: Jonathan Tucker
Today's professional tour golfers, armed with the latest equipment, are a far cry from the golfers of yesteryear. Par 4s of 400 yeards are now potentially in range of the tee & par 5s in excess of 550 yards can be reached with a drive and a 'flick'.
STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Issue 249, July 2010. Pages: 22-25

World's first eco-golf balls go on sale.
Dixon Golf, manufacturers of the world’s first high quality environmentally-friendly golf balls, have launched in the UK with the popular ‘Earth’ performance ball and ‘Wind’ distance ball.
Golf Business News, 6th August 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/2010/08/06/worlds-first-eco-golf-balls-go-on-sale-in-uk/

Monty's chance to create history at Celtic Manor (The Ryder Cup).
Author: Peter Simm
After a wait of eight years, the Ryder Cup returns to Great Britain and will - for the first time ever - be played on Welsh soil as The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport hosts the 38th playing of the golfing legacy.
Golf Management Europe, Issue 73, July 2010. Pages: 33-35

Greenkeeping

Necessary evils (herbicides).
Author: James Sprightley
The task of supplying greenkeepers with herbicides that do the job in eco-friendly and cost effective ways has never been more difficul or successful.
Greenkeeping, July 2010. Pages: 27-28

The stress test (stress and disease).
Author: Philip Armitage
A look at how to diagnose and treat stress on the golf course.
Greenkeeping, July 2010. Page: 29

Firmness first; brace yourselves...
Author: Richard Windows; Henry Bechelet
Golf greens invariably need to be firmer to allow golfing skills to be properly displayed and to provide better year-round performance.
STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Issue 249, July 2010. Pages: 5-9

Overseeding for success.
Author: Kath Bentley
Overseeding can be an expensive operation and must be done correctly otherwise it could be a costly failure.
STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Issue 249, July 2010. Pages: 11-15

The Open Championship reap benefits of groundbreaking technology.
Author:
STRI's new trueness meter aids St Andrews' preparations.
STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Issue 249, July 2010. Page: 16

Heather beetle control and management.
Author: Bob Taylor
The recent spell of wet winters combined with equally wet summers, has produced severe heather beetle problems on a number of golf courses, causing anxiety and worry to those greenkeepers involved in the management of heather and heathland resource.
STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Issue 249, July 2010. Pages: 34-35

Pond, lake & reservoir management - the basics.
Author: Adrian Mortram; Iain Macpherson
By taking a proactive approach to water quality management you can help ensure that your water features are clean, functional and aesthetically appealing for many years to come.
Golf Club Secretary, Vol !4, no 8, August 2010. Pages: 64,63

Let us spray.
Author: Dr Ruth Mann
Spraying is so important to maintaining a golf course, but it can be expensive and environmentally unfriendly. However, thanks to extensive research, new technology - ranging from the nozzles to the sprayers themselves - is improving efficiency.
Greenkeeping, August 2010. Pages: 6-8

Industry

Still pushing!
Despite the recession, Harradine courses still enjoy the benefits of their sustainability even if many of those courses were built quite a few years ago.
Golf Business Development, Issue 7, July-August 2010. Page: 4
www.harradine-golf.com

Trump's resort under way.
Donald Trump begins his Scottish venture to create "greatest course". Designed by Dr Martin Hawtree.
Golf Business Development, Issue 7, July-August 2010. Page: 6
www.hawtree.co.uk

Construction starts at Trump Scotland.
Aberdeenshire Council has granted full planning permission for the construction of the Trump International Golf Links course in Scotland. Will full planning approval, construction work started on 1st July.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 8-9

Golf's wild east.
Author: Adam Lawrence
China has become the engine driving the golf development industry. But is the country's golf boom built on solid foundations?
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 33-41

Spotlight on... Poland.
Author: Toby Ingleton
With beautiful land, a large population and economic growth, Poland could be one of golf's emerging nations.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 21, July 2010. Pages: 48-55

Can France emerge as a golfing nation?
Author: Trevor Ledger
With Versailles as a posible Ryder Cup base for 2018, the French have a good chance of landing the biennial event. But France has a long way to go to build a base of golfers.
Golf Inc, Summer 2010. Pages: 22-23
www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/golfinc_2010summer/#/22

The way Dye sees it.
Author: Jack Crittenden
Pete Dye, the legendary golf course architect, knows exactly what is wrong with the golf industry - it's gotton too expensive to play golf.
Golf Inc, Summer 2010. Pages: 30-31
www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/golfinc_2010summer/#/30

Upward trend for golf market in Continental Europe.
The sport of golf on the European Continent is enjoying rising popularity, while in the British Isles the severe fall-off in interest seen in the past four years is continuing, in terms of numbers of club golfers and golf courses.
Golf Business News, 6th August 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/2010/08/06/upwards-trend-for-golf-market-in-continental-europe/

Trump finally gets underway on the Menie Estate.
Construction work is underway on Donald Trump's controversial golf course on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.
Golf Management Europe, Issue 73, July 2010. Page: 4

Artistic licence to thrill (Weller Designs).
Author: Michael Lenihan
Weller Designs can rightly claim to be unique in the golf course design business - the practice s owned by identical twins Bruce and David.
Golf Management Europe, Issue 73, July 2010. Pages: 40-41
www.wellerdesigns.co.uk

Irrigation

Wet, wet, wet (irrigation).
Author: Philip Armitage
Achieving an efficient irrigation programme based on water management and selecting the correct grass species is one of a greenkeeper's most difficult tasks.
Greenkeeping, July 2010. Pages: 6-8

Abbey's road (irrigation).
Author: Nigel Harte
Abbey Hill Golf Club is reducing its irrigation usage by 10 per cent thanks to the installation of 4,400 metres of piping - with zero disruption to golfers. Plus Water Management Buyer's Guide.
Greenkeeping, July 2010. Pages: 10-12

Championship conditions, come rain or shine.
Author: Jenny Hughes
How irrigation is helping Celtic manor Resort and St Andrews links in perfect playing condition for this year's top tournaments.
Greenkeeper International, August 2010. Pages: 42-45

Management

More nails in the coffin.
Author: Steve Isaac
Global government regulation (notably EU level) increasingly demands that the game is able to justify how it manages the land.
STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Issue 249, July 2010. Page: 26
www.bestcourseforgolf.org

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